The Big Game's Winning Numbers

Let's say you're an Ohio State fan. And you watched your top-ranked team defeat Michigan on Saturday afternoon. The final score was 42-39. Next, let's say you thought those were lucky-sounding numbers. So you ran out played them in the lottery. The game ended in the early evening. The Ohio Lottery drawing came a short time later. And when the results came in, 42-39 was a lottery winner. The odds of that combination in the Pick Four drawing were 10,000-to-one. But they came through. Anybody who chose those numbers, and paid a dollar, won $5,000.

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Let's say you're in Ohio State fan and you watched your top-ranked team defeat Michigan on Saturday. The final score was 42-39. Next, let's say you thought those were lucky sounding numbers, so you ran out and played them in the lottery. The game ended in the evening. The Ohio lottery drawing came a short time later and 42/39 was a pick for a winner. Anybody who chose those numbers and paid one dollar won $5,000 in the Pick Four.

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